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by G. Christopher Williams

30 Mar 2015


Valiant Hearts is not another first person shooter set in World War II. Instead, Valiant Hearts makes players puzzle through the oft forgotten significance of World War I to European history.

This week we discuss its choice of presenting the Great Conflict through cartoon aesthetics along with its puzzles and how these still manage to express the very serious events and consequences of World War I.

by G. Christopher Williams

16 Mar 2015


The Sims meets nihilism in this life simulator set within a war torn urban center.

This War of Mine is provocative, and this week we discuss the emergent narratives that arise from playing this indie from 11 bit Studios.

by G. Christopher Williams

4 Mar 2015


Shadow of Mordor  features some beautifully designed mechanics, combat, and an innovative and interesting system, the Nemesis system, that approaches the development of your opponents in an innovative way.

It also tells a really stupid story.

by G. Christopher Williams

2 Feb 2015


This week we discuss the much hyped and very pretty 2014 release, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

This is a puzzle game about storytelling, and we consider whether the sum of the game’s stories is worth more than its parts.

by G. Christopher Williams

19 Jan 2015


As we do each year, we discuss what was for us the standout video games of last year.

We are now a year into the next generation of consoles, but many of our favorites of 2014 remain the smaller, quieter indie titles.

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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